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The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy features top experts in health, wellness and business with a particular focus on physical therapy. We take evidence based medicine and break it down making it easier to understand and immediately apply to your life. At Healthy Wealthy & Smart our goal is simple: to provide you with the best information to live a healthy and pain free life!
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Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Stacy Menz on the show to discuss a pediatric case study. Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Impairments and developmental milestones throughout childhood

-Incorporating a home program into a family’s daily routine to enhance carry-over

-Motivational interviewing with both child and family

-Motor control and motor learning principles in pediatric treatment interventions

-And so much more!

 

“One of the fun things about being in pediatrics is that you’re constantly playing.”

 

“Nothing is stable. You can get them strong but then they grow and then all of a sudden they’re weak again.”

 

“There can be things the parents aren’t ready to handle at that point in time, you have to go where the parent’s at.”

 

“You might have the perfect plan, but you need a plan B and C and D as well.”

 

“The motor learning happens way faster than the strength builds up.”

 

For more information on Stacy:

Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of each child and family that they interact with. In addition, Stacy has experience as a teaching/lab assistant for Boston University, South College, and Chapman University's Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, has presented at state and national conferences, and teaches continuing education courses for pediatric physical therapy. She is the editor of Impact, the Private Practice Section's magazine and is a board member for KEEN San Francisco. She is also involved in both her state and national pediatric physical therapy sections. She has been interviewed on Sirius XM's Doctor Radio regarding pediatric orthopedic conditions, as well as Profiles in Leadership and Start a Therapy Practice.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Starfish Therapies Website

Stacy Menz Twitter

Starfish Therapies Twitter

Starfish Therapies Instagram

Email: stacy@starfishtherapies.com

Pediatric Balance Scale

Peabody Developmental Motor Scale

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

Sep 13, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Liz Koch, DPT on work life balance. Liz was raised in western Kentucky, Paducah. She then played soccer at TN Tech while pursuing an engineering degree. She finished her engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. After taking a year off of school, she completed her doctor of PT at the University of Kentucky. Many reasons lead to the switch from engineering to PT.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Liz opened her own practice to achieve her ideal work life balance

-What work place qualities you should look for when applying to jobs

-How participating in hobbies increases your ability to reach out to your target population

-How to achieve a full body workout and achieve mental clarity in the outdoors

-And so much more!

 

“Being outside and doing activities is part of life.”

 

“It allows me the freedom to do what I love to do.”

 

“Whenever I travel to go ride on a different trail, I am marketing too.”

 

“It’s not just the workout, it’s also the mental clarity that you get from just being away.”

 

For more information on Liz:

Liz was raised in western Kentucky, Paducah. She then played soccer at TN Tech while pursuing an engineering degree. She finished her engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. After taking a year off of school, she completed her doctor of PT at the University of Kentucky. Many reasons lead to the switch from engineering to PT.

From being an athlete from a very young age including kayaking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, she has had to deal with injuries and different pains. Her mother was a PT and always helped get he back to the sport as quickly as possible while still factoring in her long and healthy life.

One of the biggest injuries landed her two different weeks in the hospital. She understands the need and drive to get back. After 8 months of PT she was back competing in freestyle kayaking. She has had to do PT for many injuries including several mountain bike crashes.

The great thing about Liz is that she understand the movement patterns of each individual sport and the mechanics of it. With her engineering background and her life long love of these sports, she can help you ride the trail, the water, the horse sooner.

She has a wonderful support system of her family including her husband and dog and loves living in the blue ridge mountains.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Website

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Instagram

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Facebook

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Youtube

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Sep 10, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Beth Darnall back on the show to discuss the role of psychology in pain treatment. Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and by courtesy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is principal investigator for $13M in national pain and opioid reduction research projects. She investigates targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed to reduce chronic pain, as well as pain and opioid use after surgery.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How both sensation and emotions influence someone’s pain experience

-Do clinicians receive training in pain?

-The importance of behavioral medicine and pain modulation strategies to reduce pain suffering

-The success of opioid tapering in the outpatient setting

-Why physical therapists should collaborate with pain psychologists

-And so much more!

 

“Pain is much more than just a noxious or negative sensory experience.”

 

“Psychology is actually integral to our experience of pain but curiously we don’t tend to treat it that way in our society and in our culture.”

 

“If we treat half of the definition of anything how can we be surprised when our outcomes are suboptimal.”

 

“Once we have ongoing pain, keeping our attention focused on pain is actually counter-productive.”

 

“Patients do not want to be on opioids.”

 

“We need to flip the script and integrate psychology in the very beginning.”

 

For more information on Dr. Darnall:

Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and by courtesy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is principal investigator for $13M in national pain and opioid reduction research projects. She investigates targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed to reduce chronic pain, as well as pain and opioid use after surgery. In 2018, her compassionate, community-based, patient-centered opioid tapering research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine and received a national award. She is now leading a $9M national study on compassionate opioid tapering. She delivers pain psychology and opioid reduction lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. She is author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit ©2016; Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ©2014; and Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain ©2018. She spoke on the psychology of pain relief at the 2018 World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland). She has been featured in major media outlets, including O Magazine, Forbes, Scientific American, The Washington Post, BBC Radio, Nature and TIME Magazine.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Beth Darnall Website

Beth Darnall Twitter

Beth Darnall Products

Psychological Treatments for Patients With Chronic Pain

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Sep 3, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Mick Hughes and Randall Cooper on the show to discuss the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide 2.0. Mick is an experienced Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team. Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The six phases of the ACL Rehabilitation Guide

-Why pre-habilitation objective measures are better comparisons to reconstruction outcomes

-How to assess return to sport after ACL surgery

-The importance of mental readiness for return to play

-Strength and conditioning for injury prevention throughout the athlete’s career

-And so much more!

 

“Every ACL rehabilitation protocol needs to be individualized and clinicians need to take a clinical reasoning approach. It’s athlete specific. It’s sports specific.”

 

“If you can combine a good story that resonates with the athlete or patient with the statistics and research that’s out there, you can usually paint a powerful message.”

 

“We shouldn’t be doing protocols.”

 

“Every ACL reconstruction patient shouldn’t be painted with the same brush.”

 

“An injury prevention program is really important.”

 

“Time is a poor indicator for future success.”

 

“The whole rehab process needs to be criteria driven.”

 

For more information on Randall:

Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

As a Sports Physiotherapist Randall has worked with some of Australia's most notable sporting organisations including the Hawthorn Football Club, the Australian Winter Olympic Team, and the Victorian Institute of Sport. He consults from the internationally renowned Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne. Randall has also attained the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2008.

Randall is the Founder and CEO of Premax. Premax in an Australian company that manufactures a range of sports skincare and massage creams. Premax is available in Australia, Asia, UK and Europe, and will be launched in North America in 2019.

As an Adjunct Lecturer for the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Randall advocates sport and exercise medicine, physical activity, health and well-being for all. He provides support to the Centre, activity assisting in translating research findings to key stake holders including the international research community, health practitioners, and the general public.

 

For more information on Mick:

Mick is an experienced Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. He is currently completing a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy.

Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Premax Website

Randall Cooper Twitter

Randall Cooper LinkedIn

Mick Hughes Website

Mick Hughes Twitter

Mick Hughes Facebook

Mick Hughes Instagram

Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 30, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Jarod Carter on the show to discuss strategies for patient acquisition. Jarod Carter PT, DPT, MTC opened Carter Physiotherapy in Spring 2010, a 100% cash-based clinic where he provides an hour of one-on-one care in every treatment session. Via creative marketing and his reputation for producing fast results, his patient schedule was full within 6 months of opening his cash-based practice. In the fall of 2011, he released his first book My Cash-Based Practice and has been blogging, podcasting, and speaking on all aspects of the out-of-network practice model ever since.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Jarod’s top strategies for acquiring new patients and clients

-How to gain different referral sources in your area

-Why investing in video content has helped boost Jarod’s practice

-Investing time on the initial phone consultation for lead conversion

-And so much more!

 

“I don’t really promote the idea of physician marketing.”

 

“Video can be really, really powerful.”

 

“Giving them more than one option to connect with you and request information or start a conversation is huge.”

 

“Start developing your personal brand early on.”

 

“Start retirement investing right away.”

 

For more information on Jarod:

Jarod Carter PT, DPT, MTC opened Carter Physiotherapy in Spring 2010, a 100% cash-based clinic where he provides an hour of one-on-one care in every treatment session. Via creative marketing and his reputation for producing fast results, his patient schedule was full within 6 months of opening his cash-based practice. In the fall of 2011, he released his first book My Cash-Based Practice and has been blogging, podcasting, and speaking on all aspects of the out-of-network practice model ever since. After over 5 years of researching the subject and consulting with many legal and compliance experts along the way, he released his newest book: Medicare and Cash-Pay Physical Therapy

Jarod enjoys surfing, swimming, travel, and time with family. He married the girl of his dreams in April of 2015 and they welcomed twins into their life in January of 2018. They currently reside in Austin, TX with their golden retriever, Stella.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

The Cash-Based Practice Podcast

Cash-Based Practice Podcast iTunes

Jarod Carter Website

Carter Physiotherapy Website

Jarod Carter Twitter

Jarod Carter LinkedIn

Jarod Carter Facebook

Jarod Carter Youtube    

Patient Sites

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 27, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Tricia Brouk back on to the show to share tools to be a fearless speaker. Tricia Brouk’s passion for storytelling has shaped her work in film, television, and theater for over twenty-five years. Tricia is committed to producing and directing stories that entertain, uplift, and foster an exchange of ideas. As the Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, she curates the top speakers in the country, and her production company, The Big Talk Productions, shoots documentary shorts on the thought leaders making an impact on our world.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The importance of getting clear on your driving reason to take the stage

-The tools that can help you become a fearless speaker

-Differentiating between the speaker’s objectives and their action

-How to communicate your expertise as a conversation with your audience

-And so much more!

 

“We as an audience want to trust our speakers.”

 

“If you’re worried about being scared, you’re not focused on the audience and delivering the content.”

 

“It’s very important to rehearse under mild stress and then continuously increase that stress.”

 

“We all have a bag of tricks.”

 

“Never apologize from the stage.”

 

“The first step is to put yourself out there.”

 

“We forget that ‘no’ is an opportunity for a new door to open.”

 

“You have to put yourself out there in order to give your idea and your story the possibility to be heard by anyone.”

 

“We need to flex the muscle over and over again in order to release the feeling of self-consciousness.”

 

For more information on Tricia:

Tricia Brouk is an award winning director. She is also writes and choreographs for theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare and has choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. And the series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She’s written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and a feature film. The documentary short she directed and produced This Dinner is Full was official selection at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival, as well as the New York City Independent Film Festival. She also hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC and The Big Talk a podcast on iTunes.

Resources discussed on this show:

The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk

Tricia Brouk Website

Speaker Hub

The Big Talk Season 5

Email: tricia@triciabrouk.com

Text ‘Tricia’ to 44222 to receive the “7 Step Formula to Fearless Speaking”

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 23, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast co-hosts F Scott Feil, Brandon Poen and Stephanie Weyrauch to discuss healthcare education. The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast is brought to you by 3 physical therapists looking to pursue educational roles and are interviewing prominent guests within the realms of healthcare and education aimed at PTs and other healthcare providers who want to transition to education.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The mission behind the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

-The current state of physical therapy education

-Proposed solutions to a few of the limitations in healthcare education

-The strength of the foundations in physical therapy education

-And so much more!

 

F Scott Feil:

“There’s so many different ways to leverage any of your degrees.”

“There’s been a wish for more interprofessional communication and collaboration.”

“Get rid of lectures and let’s just get out into the clinic and do more rounding and clinical learning with the other professions in the real setting.”

“There just needs to be more interprofessionalism amongst healthcare.”

“We just need to get back to patient centric care.”

“We are finally coming into our own and we’re owning our field as movement experts and movement and musculoskeletal specialists.”

If you’ve got an idea and you’re afraid of criticism—just go out and do it, try it. Worst case scenario you’ll learn from it.”

 

Stephanie Weyrauch:

“There’s this weird limbo that a new graduate has.”

“Trying to improve problem solving and critical reasoning within the student population is really important.”

“There are just as many good clinical instructors as there are bad clinical instructors.”

“You should be more worried about how the student perceives you as a teacher than how you perceive the student.”

“We need more academics.”

“Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback.”

 

Brandon Poen:

“We cannot deny that finances are involved and run a lot of it too.”

“It’s not the DPT program that necessarily sets the cost, it’s the people and the finances above them.”

“There has to be this broad exposure because at the end of the day people are going to choose different routes.”

“Your network equals your net worth.”

“We are not going to grow if we are not uncomfortable.”

 

For more information on Brandon:

Brandon Poen, PT, DPT is the co-creator of The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast and a physical therapist currently working at The Virginia Center for Spine & Sports Therapy in Midlothian, Virginia. He is originally from Bourbonnais (pronunciation: Bourbon –nay ), IL and he graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2015 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Minor in Spanish. After graduation he moved to the Detroit suburbs to follow his fiancé and worked at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Outpatient rehabilitation for 2 years until his fiancé got matched to Virginia Commonwealth University’s General Surgery Residency Program prompting his move to Richmond, Virginia. Brandon’s professional interests include orthopedics, pain science, psychology, teaching, podcasting, and education reform. Personal interests include running, hiking, and flying

 

For more information on F Scott:

F Scott Feil has been a physical therapist for over 12 years in almost every setting imaginable. He received his BA in English from Wake Forest University, his Masters in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University, his DPT from University of St Augustine and is currently working on his dissertation for his Educational Doctorate through University of St Augustine as well. He is the creator of PTEducator.com which is essentially the NetFlix of Healthcare courses. It is an info-tainment site aimed at increasing healthcare literacy through online practical courses and blogs for both the public and clinicians. He is also the co-host of The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast, The Fantasy Doctors NBA Podcast, and is a freelance injury writer for The Fantasy Doctors. He is also an adjunct professor for Baylor University’s new DPT program.

 

For more information on Stephanie:

Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is employed as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at RehabAuthority in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She has served on multiple national task forces for the American Physical Therapy Association and actively lobbies for healthcare policy issues at the local, state, and national levels of government. Dr. Weyrauch is a nationally sought after speaker and consultant for topics on social media use, generational issues, and organizational membership and currently manages the social media accounts for the American Physical Therapy Association Education Section and PT Day of Service. Dr. Weyrauch has performed extensive scientific research through grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation at world-renowned institutions including Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examining movement patterns and outcomes in people with and without low back pain has led to numerous local, regional, and national presentations and a peer-reviewed publication in a top journal in rehabilitation.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Brandon Poen Website

PT Educator Website

Stephanie Weyrauch Website

Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast Twitter

Stephanie Weyrauch Twitter

Brandon Poen Twitter

F Scott Feil Twitter

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 20, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Susan Clinton on the show to discuss a pelvic health case study.

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Susan Clinton on the show to discuss a pelvic health case study. Susan C. Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, WHNC is an award winning physical therapist and the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness. She is also an international instructor, mentor, and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy. She has helped thousands of people with pelvic and orthopedic problems discover continence and health, reduce pain, and return to their activity goals.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The most important part of the evaluation: the subjective

-Assessing load and posture and the effect on the patient’s symptoms

-Designing a home exercise program to enhance and deemphasize different movement patterns

-How to progress your treatment and allow the patient to help strategize

-And so much more!

 

“If you ask the questions in the right way, you can get some deeper answers back.”

 

“It’s easy to take your eyes and go straight to the pelvis.”

 

“It’s so hard to evaluate and not treat.”

 

“There’s no such thing as a bad posture, it’s just a dominant one.”

 

“They just get into patterns.”

 

“Let’s stop trying to endure and start trying to make changes in the moment.”

 

“People hear about 10% of what we say.”

 

“There is no right or wrong.”

 

“If I lock her into one movement pattern, I’ve sunk her boat.”

 

“Having a family is a contact sport.”

 

For more information on Susan:

Susan C. Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, WHNC is an award winning physical therapist and the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness. She is also an international instructor, mentor, and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy. She has helped thousands of people with pelvic and orthopedic problems discover continence and health, reduce pain, and return to their activity goals.

Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham and Slippery Rock University. She is a published author in peer reviewed journals on topics such as chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for pregnancy and pain. She is the co-host for “Tough to Treat – A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Treating Complex Patients”.

She is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, American Urogynecologic Society and the International Continence Foundation. She is the Co-founder and Board of Director for the Global Women’s Health Initiative.

Susan resides in western Pennsylvania with her husband and enjoys walking / hiking, ballroom and country line dance. She is an avid supporter of music, the performing arts and international objectives for women’s health.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Embody PT Website

Susan Clinton Twitter

Susan Clinton Instagram

Susan Clinton Facebook

Email: susan@embody-pt.com

Clock Yourself App

Tough to Treat Podcast

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

 

Aug 16, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Lindsay Padilla joins me to discuss her experience leaving academia to become an entrepreneur. Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the founder of Course Power, a company that helps trailblazing entrepreneurs create student-centered courses, content and communities that get their clients A+ results! Using her tenure-track years spent teaching adults online at a community college and the ridiculous amount of learning she has done in all things education, her team specializes in supporting digital entrepreneurs with the early stages of course or program creation, with a focus on optimizing content and elevating the experience using student feedback. With this unique background, she is also the rambunctious host of the Academics Mean Business Podcast, which shares the journeys of other academics who have started businesses.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Lindsay left academia to pursue entrepreneurship

-How to create and optimize a business with an academic background

-Does expertise and value need to be understood by the public to sell courses?

-Do you need an academic degree to sell knowledge online?

-And so much more!

 

“Look at your time that you give to the institution.”

 

“It’s not unspoken but it’s expected that we give a lot of our time back and in many cases we are not compensated back for that time particularly fairly.”

 

“The institution kind of exploits our passion for teaching and learning and loving on our students.”

 

“Probably the biggest thing we struggle with is marketing.”

 

“Higher ed has a PR problem.”

 

“The institution doesn’t just hold the knowledge anymore.”

 

“You’re impact is bigger than you can probably imagine at this moment.”

 

“What you can create is infinite.”

 

For more information on Lindsay:

Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the founder of Course Power, a company that helps trailblazing entrepreneurs create student-centered courses, content and communities that get their clients A+ results! Using her tenure-track years spent teaching adults online at a community college and the ridiculous amount of learning she has done in all things education, her team specializes in supporting digital entrepreneurs with the early stages of course or program creation, with a focus on optimizing content and elevating the experience using student feedback. With this unique background, she is also the rambunctious host of the Academics Mean Business Podcast, which shares the journeys of other academics who have started businesses.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Academics Mean Business Podcast

Lindsay Padilla Facebook

Lindsay Padilla Twitter

Lindsay Padilla LinkedIn

Lindsay Padilla Instagram

Lindsay Padilla Website

Email: hello@lindsaympadilla.com

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 13, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Joel Erway onto the show to discuss how to position yourself as an expert. Joel helps coaches, experts, and consultants increase revenue through simple online sales webinars by showing them how to charge what they're actually worth. #WorthIt

In this episode, we discuss:

-The mindset of an expert

-Why you should lead with an offer to solve your audiences’ pain or pleasure point

-How to generate noise for a new launch

-The importance of authority positioning

-And so much more!

 

To be an expert you have to change your mindset to reflect that you have something of value to offer. Joel reassures, “We are all experts in something.”

 

Being an expert does not mean you have to know more than everyone on a topic. Joel has found that, “Expertise is relative,” and, “You really just have to be one step ahead of whoever your ideal customer is.”

 

Content producers build a consistent audience over time where ultimately, “There’s so much pent up demand if you have any sort of good will with your audience.”

 

There is untapped potential for revenue generation within your audience and Joel stresses, “Make the damn offer.”

 

For more information on Joel:

 

Joel Erway is founder of The Webinar Agency, which helps businesses build live and automated webinars. He is also the host of two podcasts, Sold With Webinars and Experts Unleashed.

Current small business owner consultant responsible for 7-figure growth in multiple client's businesses. His personal mission is to implement 6-figure growth in every 1-on-1 client he works with through digital marketing and online sales webinars.

Former sales engineer for 5 years - grew a brand-new territory to more than $2MM+/year in sales; Responsible for 7-figure growth of multiple online business clients; Exclusive webinar coach for Russell Brunson's private mastermind clients; Converted as many as 30% of attendees into sales from cold traffic

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Sold With Webinars Podcast

Experts Unleashed Podcast

Joel Erway LinkedIn

Joel Erway Facebook

Joel Erway Twitter

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Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 9, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews David Bayliff on relationship building. David Bayliff is the owner of Bayliff Integrated Wellness which provides mobile concierge physical therapy and wellness services to residents of Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why David began building new relationships through social media

-What David does daily on social media to recognize the efforts of others

-How David manages his in person relationships with his online relationships

-How consistency demonstrates your authenticity

-And so much more!

 

David’s mission is to bring more joy into the world and he stresses, “I’m just a believer in being positive.” And, “I just want to spread good cheer.”

 

By putting in the effort to recognize others, David has found that, “In supporting others, I have been able to attract the people I want to support me.”

 

To develop true relationships, David recommends, “Be authentic with what you have to say.”

 

For more information on David:

Hi. I am David Bayliff, owner of Bayliff Integrated Wellness; providing mobile concierge physical therapy and wellness services to residents of Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale. It is very common that individuals do not seek help because they are in pain. But, rather, they seek help because pain prevents them from doing what they Love. I focus on providing solutions to helping people find that missing Love. Many of my clients seek my help because they are proactive, and they choose to invest in their health before it becomes an expense.

My slogan: Move. Live. Life.   I am dedicated to encouraging Movement, to promote healthy Living, so that one can lead the Life they desire.

I bring the playground back into people’s lives!

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Bayliff Integrated Wellness

The Mobile PT Podcast

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 6, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I invite Eric Robertson on the show to talk about residencies and fellowships. Dr. Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Graduate PT Education for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, where he directs the orthopaedic residency and orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship programs. He is also an adjunct associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Robertson serves on the executive board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists as secretary and is a Fellow of that organization. He is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and has extensive experience in post-graduate clinical education and hybrid educational models. He’s current an associated editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s media corps.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The evolution of residency programs

-The future standards for residency and fellowship training

-Sustainable business and educational models in the face of growing student debt

-Is it ok to be a generalist in physical therapy?

-And so much more!

 

Residency education covers a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations in comparison to fellowship programs. Eric stresses, “You see a lot more specialties represented.”

 

There has been growing interest among new graduates to hone their clinical skills as Eric has found that, “People who are graduating PT school are a lot more aware of the role of residency as part of their clinical and professional development.”

 

Orthopedic residencies are facing new challenges as Eric believes, “The supply seems to be exceeding the demand.”

 

There is not yet a clear delineation between residency and fellowship programs and their unique challenges as Eric states, “Let’s talk about residency programs as its own bucket and let’s talk about fellowship programs as its own bucket.”

 

For more information on Eric:

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT

APTA spokesman Eric Robertson is director of Kaiser Permanente

Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California. Previously, he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and a doctor of physical therapy degree from Boston University. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, where he currently serves as secretary on its executive board. Robertson has taught musculoskeletal physical therapy, pharmacology differential diagnosis, and radiology courses in several physical therapy education programs from entry-level through the postgraduate level. He is the immediate past chair of the public relations committee for APTA’s Orthopaedic Section. Robertson serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. He has authored several web-based continuing education courses for entry-level and postprofessional physical therapy residency and fellowship programs. He leads a quality and health outcomes assessment team for rehab services at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. Robertson’s research interests lie in health service utilization, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, and exploring the impact of technology on health care. He is a frequent national presenter and specializes in information management and the use of social media in health care. He is founder of PTThinkTank.com, a popular website devoted to critical observations of health, science, and the physical therapy profession, and cofounder of Talus Media. A prolific writer, his work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, on popular health websites, and in large television and print media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, and Time magazine.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Residency Education in Every Town: Is It Just So Simple?

The Impact of Physical Therapy Residency or Fellowship Education on Clinical Outcomes for Patients With Musculoskeletal Conditions

Postprofessional Cartography in Physical Therapy: Charting a Pathway for Residency and Fellowship Training

Eric Robertson Twitter

Eric Robertson Facebook

Eric Robertson Instagram

Kaiser Residency and Fellowship Programs

USC Hybrid DPT Program  

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Aug 2, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Alex Engar and Will Boyd on creating a partnership online. Healthy Funnel is a healthcare digital marketing company created by Dr. Will Boyd and Dr. Alex Engar - Two physical therapists who are insanely passionate about helping other PTs grow their dream business without tech overwhelm!

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Alex and Will began their partnership through online media

-Digital marketing in healthcare

-Why your partnership should have a shared vision

-Alex and Will’s first in person meet up

-And so much more!

 

While communicating across social media, Alex and Will stumbled into an amazing partnership with one another. Alex and Will believe, “If we teach each other and kind of team up, maybe something good could come out of it.”

 

Take advantage of social media and the connections that are possible as Alex and Will remind that, “Communication happens so easily online now, if you let it.”

 

Starting a partnership is almost like being in a work marriage as Alex and Will recommend, “Find someone who shares your ultimate end goals.”

 

For more information on Alex:

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I’m an enthusiastic human movement expert with a passionate focus on fighting sedentarism. You didn’t know sedentarism was a thing? That’s a shame, because it’s probably killing you...

I’m a fiercely energetic believer in our own power to create the life we want. I’m always learning and never afraid to back down from a good challenge. I know that you can’t reach your potential without pushing your limits.

With an unyielding disposition to work hard until the job’s done, I'm comfortable setting and accomplishing goals that drive progress towards both personal and organizational change. I believe in thorough planning with a dash of early morning inspiration to get things done in the best way.

I’ve been a leader in pushing forward multiple endeavors, crossing a wide variety of disciplines. From leading the charge towards interprofessional diabetes management to exploding hydrogen balloons in front of hundreds of happily screaming kids, my skill-set easily adapts to present needs.

In short, I’m an optimistic, personable, trustworthy guy emboldening those around me to positively challenge their perception of what they can accomplish. I make amazing things happen, while having a blast the entire time.

For more information on Will:

My path into the health world has been a rather unorthodox one. Once an English teacher working abroad, I took the LSAT expecting to go to Law School before having a revelation: I couldn’t sit all day. My next move was to head back to school and try to get into Physical Therapy School. I’ve been a lifelong competitive soccer player and advocate for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Some of my current interests include treating patients with chronic pain, self-development research, and learning the cash-based practice principles that are out there.

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Healthy Funnel Website

Will Boyd Website

Email: will@willboydpt.com

Email: Alexjengar@gmail.com

Healthcare Digital Marketing Group

Will Boyd Twitter

Alex Engar Twitter

Will Boyd Facebook

Ads For PTs Facebook

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Jul 30, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Martin Asker on the show to discuss a handball injury case study. Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Teasing out subjective findings and when to refer for imaging

-How the acute:chronic workload ratio impacts young handball athletes risk for injury

-Essential and nonessential objective measurements that are relevant for return to sport

-The importance of strength and conditioning in end ranges of motion and return to throwing programming

-And so much more!

 

Understanding the motivation behind why a youth athlete seeks care can help guide your patient education because, “They don’t see you when they are in pain, they see you when they can’t perform anymore.”

 

The acute:chronic workload ratio is an important consideration for injury management as Martin stresses, “Being an on and off, on and off player, it won’t do anymore.”

 

Your clinical tests and measures need to be robust enough to translate to the sport setting because, “What we measure on the bench does not correlate to what happens when they are throwing.”

 

Framing your language surrounding a shoulder health maintenance program as being a performance enhancer will help improve compliance as Martin has found that, “They care, but they care more about the performance than injury prevention.”

 

For more information on Martin:

Martin Asker, MSc, PhD-candidate

Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The overall aim of his PhD project is to deepen the knowledge in shoulder function in elite adolescent handball players and the specific aim is to investigate risk factors for, and prevention of shoulder injuries in such population. He also has a special interest throwing biomechanics and its relationship to throwing performance and injuries. Martin is also a board member of the Medical Committee of the Swedish Handball Federation and part of the medical team of the Swedish youth-16 national handball team.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: martin@specialistgruppen.se

Martin Asker Instagram

Martin Asker Twitter

 

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Jul 26, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Jeremy Sutton on empowerment. Jeremy Sutton is the host of The Servant PT Podcast which is about servant leadership in the medical field. There are interviews with professionals from the medical, fitness or sports fields that have been leading with a servant's heart. There are also episodes with tips or steps to being a better servant leader.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why you should empower others

-How much time does it take to invest in others?

-What Jeremy does to empower others one-on-one

-Jeremy’s favorite moments of empowerment

-And so much more!

 

As a servant leader, Jeremy has found that, “When we empower other people, we help them live out their purpose.”

 

From posting short Facebook LIVE videos to typing a short text message, Jeremy believes that, “You can really invest in people really easily these days.”

 

Not only does empowering others enhance their life, from Jeremy’s experience , “I usually get more out of doing something for someone else.”

 

For more information on Jeremy:

 

Jeremy Sutton PT, DPT has been a Physical Therapist for over 8 years, mostly in outpatient orthopedics. Jeremy Sutton owns a clinic (Vivian Physical Therapy, Inc.) in rural North Louisiana where he treats people through a servant leader’s mindset with the goals of returning them back to living life the way they enjoy by restoring mobility, restoring hope, and ultimately restoring their life!

He is also the creator and host of The Servant PT Podcast. The Servant PT Podcast is about servant leadership in the medical field. There will be interviews with professionals from the medical, fitness or sports fields that have been leading with a servant's heart. There will also be episodes with tips or steps to being a better servant leader.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Servant PT Podcast Website

Servant PT Podcast iTunes

Servant PT Podcast Facebook

Jeremy Sutton Facebook

Jeremy Sutton LinkedIn

Email: vivianpt@aol.com

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Xo Karen

 

 

Jul 23, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Shannon Sepulveda, DPT guest hosts and interviews Brianna Battles on training post­partum athletes. Brianna Battles is the CEO of Everyday Battles LLC. She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaches on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of athleticism during these chapters in a woman’s life. Brianna has online courses and resources for both fitness professionals and athletes and is the founder of the movement and online education, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism. She has built an international team of coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Common diagnoses following pregnancy that impact an athlete’s performance

-How trainers and physical therapists can collaborate for the postpartum athlete

-The good and bad of social media during the postpartum period

-Cultural expectations surrounding what postpartum should look like

-And so much more!

 

Adjusting a training regime during pregnancy and postpartum can be a huge psychological hurdle for athlete’s to overcome. Brianna has found that, “We have to make the most informed decisions possible without ego getting in the way.”

 

Shifting cultural expectations surrounding what you should look like or be able to do during postpartum is one of Brianna’s biggest goals. She stresses, “Birth is a big deal. Pregnancy changes your body. And postpartum is not just a six week timeline it’s an ongoing change.”

 

While social media can be full of inspiration, it may also only show us the highlight reel of how someone has been progressing through postpartum. Brianna reminds, “Never compare yourself to who you see on social media and what their story is.”

 

For more information on Brianna:

Brianna Battles is the CEO of Everyday Battles LLC. She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaches on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of athleticism during these chapters in a woman’s life. Brianna has online courses and resources for both fitness professionals and athletes and is the founder of the movement and online education, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism. She has built an international team of coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes.

Brianna is an advocate for women who want train during pregnancy and make a sustainable return to performance, lifestyle, function, career and activity in the postpartum chapter. She has been able to accomplish this not just with her own coaching efforts, but by also educating coaches to do the same in their communities and online.

Brianna has a local strength and conditioning program, but has shifted her focus to working online and traveling for seminars in an effort to reach a broader audience.

She has experience in coaching in Division 1 collegiate athletics, corporate wellness management, personal training, strength and conditioning, presenting, remote coaching, mentoring and habits.

Brianna has her Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is an active member of the NSCA where she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. She has completed multiple continuing education courses and mentorships in the women’s health and strength and conditioning realm.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, 2 sons (Cade and Chance) and 2 boxers.

 

For more information on Shannon:

Shannon Sepulveda, DPT, M.Ed., CSCS, WCS is the owner and Physical Therapist at Shannon Sepulveda, DPT, PLLC. She is an Orthopedic and Women’s Health Physical Therapist and is currently the only Board-Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist (WCS) in Montana. Shannon received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, Masters in Education from Harvard University (M.Ed.) and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Montana. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She has been a practicing Physical Therapist in Bozeman, Montana for over 6 years. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, skiing, hunting and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: briannabattles@everyday-battles.com

Brianna Battles Website

Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Website

Brianna Battles Instagram

Brianna Battles Facebook

Women’s Health APTA

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Xo Karen

 

Jul 13, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Angelica Napolitano on her physical therapy golf niche. Dr. Angelica Napolitano is a Jupiter, Florida native who earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and then went on to further her education by receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University. Through her passion of the sport and extensive knowledge base regarding physical therapy treatment, Angelica is sure to provide you the pain free transformation you’re striving to achieve that will allow you to execute next level performance in your golf game or any sport you desire to enhance.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Angelica developed a niche in golf

-Unique challenges that face a female treating in a male dominated sport

-Angelica’s advice for budding female entrepreneurs

-And so much more!

 

Having first-hand experience in your niche is important to build patient rapport as Angelica has found that, “You build that trust and it just starts from there.”

 

As a female treating in a male dominated sport, it is integral to maintain a professional environment as Angelica stresses, “There needs to be boundaries.“

 

For those interesting in breaking the mold and starting a practice despite their fear, Angelica reminds, “The what-ifs are going to hold you back from success in life ultimately.” Angelica advises to, “Be a trailblazer.”

 

For more information on Angelica:

Dr. Angelica Napolitano is a Jupiter, Florida native who earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and then went on to further her education by receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University.

 

Angelica has had experience in various practice settings from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between. She has spent the last couple years as the Regional Manager and Lead Physical Therapist for a company that provides physical therapy and wellness services to those who are battling substance abuse and addiction disorders. Angelica quickly developed a strong passion for helping this patient population as she got to experience their transformations not only physically, but mentally and emotionally by witnessing each patient’s journey to recovery on a first-hand basis.

 

Her ability to positively impact others through her advanced skillset to promote a pain and drug free lifestyle has been the most rewarding experience in her career thus far. It not only magnified her competency but allowed her to develop her own identity and autonomy as a practitioner while simultaneously gaining managerial experience in her supervisory role. Although, Angelica devotes most of her time to serving others, she also enjoys spending time playing golf with friends, family and clients. She has successfully treated patients who suffer from pain and functionally related movement disorders directly associated to golfing.

 

Through her passion of the sport and extensive knowledge base regarding physical therapy treatment, Angelica is sure to provide you the pain free transformation you’re striving to achieve that will allow you to execute next level performance in your golf game or any sport you desire to enhance.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Optimal PT and Wellness Website

Angelica Napolitano Instagram

 

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Xo Karen

 

Jul 9, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Ryan Lee on Facebook LIVE to discuss entrepreneurship. Ryan is the founder of REWIND. And while he's got the 22+ year health and fitness background (Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Created world's fastest workout video, yada yada), he's obsessed with living a good life. Which includes helping his thousands of customers achieve their goals and spending as much time as humanly possible with his wife and four kids!

In this episode, we discuss:

-Ups and downs that shaped Ryan’s entrepreneurial journey

-What you need to prioritize every morning that drives your business

-How to incorporate story-telling into your marketing

-Why you should invest in connection and personalization to win over your audience

-And so much more!

 

Failure is not something to be feared but embraced as Ryan reminds, “You have to prepare for the ups and downs.”

 

Consistently producing material does not have to be a chore as Ryan has found that, “We start to over-content stuff.”

 

Going above and beyond to make your audience feel special will set you apart from your competitors as Ryan recommends, “It’s little touches that matter.” Ultimately, Ryan stresses, “When you connect with people, you get lifetime fans.”

 

For more information on Ryan:

Ryan Lee is the founder of REWIND - home of the world’s first nutrition “Superbar”. He’s also the author of The Millionaire Workout, Passion to Profits, was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and called “the world’s #1 lifestyle entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Ryan Lee Website

Rewind Website

Rewind Facebook

Rewind Instagram

Original Facebook Live Interview

 

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Jul 5, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Felicia Wenah on networking as a physical therapy student. Felicia enjoys managing, branding and marketing for those in private practice within the health and wellness profession (especially Boss Women in Physiotherapy).

In this episode, we discuss:

-Advantages to networking as a student

-How to maintain professional relationships with a busy school schedule

-Felicia’s top conference recommendations

-And so much more!

 

Felicia seeks guidance from physical therapy professionals and has found that, “As you seek knowledge and you are able to apply it, whether it’s instantly or later on in the future, you feel more confident and comfortable with taking the steps you need to take in life.”

 

Managing school on top of new professional connections can be a juggling act but it allows you to “better decipher where [your] priorities need to be for that moment.”

 

Maintaining relationships doesn’t have to be forced. From Felicia’s experience, “I let them come to my mind and then I reach out to them.”

 

For more information on Felicia:

She enjoys managing branding and marketing for those in private practice within the health and wellness profession (especially Boss Women in Physiotherapy).

She is most likely with a client, training and development staff/mentee, traveling to a conference/seminar OR most importantly spending quality time with mi familia.

Contact her to see how I can guide you with connecting your YOU-nique skill sets to obtaining and maintaining the interest of your target audience in the health and wellness profession.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Felicia Wenah LinkedIn

Felicia Wenah Facebook

Felicia Wenah Youtube

Felicia Wenah Twitter

Felicia Wenah Instagram

Smart Success PT Live

Ascend Conference

Women in PT Summit

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Jul 2, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Brendan Sullivan joins me to discuss worker’s compensation advocacy. Brendan Sullivan, PT, DPT, OCS, MSCS, CSCS began practicing physical therapy in 1997 after graduating from Utica College of Syracuse University. Dr. Sullivan is an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) & is active in both the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) NY Advisory Committee & New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) Public Policy Committee.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Brendan became involved in advocacy

-Principles of advocacy: determine the issue, desired outcome, stakeholders, authority and public policy

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-What is worker’s compensation?

-Changes in the worker’s compensation medical fee schedule

-And so much more!

 

Communicating with policymakers is an art and Brendan recommends, “You want everything to be comfortable and form a nice rapport but you have to get down to business.”

 

With advocacy efforts, there has been an incremental change in the fee schedule, “On average, all regions, there’s going to be a 25% increase to the fees that are paid for PT and OT.”

 

While improvements in the fee schedule have been made, Brenden warns, “We don’t want to see the potential benefit negated that would come from a fee schedule increase.”

 

Physical therapy is a feasible alternative to other treatments for pain management and the data shows, “Opioids still represent the highest drug spent within the worker’s comp system.”

 

For more information on Brendan:

Brendan Sullivan, PT, DPT, OCS, MSCS, CSCS began practicing physical therapy in 1997 after graduating from Utica College of Syracuse University. Dr. Sullivan is an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) & is active in both the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) NY Advisory Committee & New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Sullivan opened a small personal training & wellness center in February 2001. After 2 short years, the business expanded into a more expansive gym where clients and local residents could utilize the facility during the week. His desire was to offer the public a comfortable facility where anyone could work with physical therapists in a setting where they could receive therapeutic services or the consultation of highly skilled fitness professionals.

This blend of physical therapy & fitness services continues to be the driving force in the businesses success. As the public becomes more educated on the benefits of exercise & health maintenance becomes more self-directed the skills offered by physical therapists are self-evident. The centers' mission is to help individuals achieve and maintain their optimal fitness & functional level in the community and with recreational sports or activities. In 2016, he was named the Arthritis Foundation's Medical Honoree for their upstate NY Walk to Cure Arthritis. More recently, Dr. Sullivan became a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) and graduated from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions with his clinical doctorate.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brendan Sullivan LinkedIn

Brendan Sullivan Website

Brendan Sullivan Twitter

New York Physical Therapy Association

Worker's Compensation Institute

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Jun 29, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Kaylee Garrett Simmerman, PT, DPT on how to deal with negativity. Kaylee is a 27 year old, passionate, driven Doctor of Physical Therapy who is striving to surpass all of her goals and dreams in order to change the world one step at a time. She was a ballet dancer for approximately 20 years and had to quit due to injuries, bringing her to her current career choice. She is ultimately interested in being able to treat the dancer population, incorporating her expertise in pelvic health as well as pain science education.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is a negative Nancy?

-Kaylee’s experience with both a friend and a colleague naysayer

-How to handle negative feedback and not let emotions overcome you

-What qualities to look for in your support team

-And so much more!

 

Receiving feedback from your team or mentor is important for growth and from Kaylee’s experience, “I love feedback but if you’re not going to be constructive about it, that’s not helpful on either side.”

 

In the face of negativity, Kaylee recommends taking a moment to compose yourself instead of leaping into defense mode and, “assess the situation and decide whether or not it’s worth being upset about.”

 

One of the most important qualities your support team should posses is strong listening skills. Kaylee stresses, “Finding the person that’s going to give you positive feedback instead of negative feedback is very important.”

 

For more information on Kaylee:

I am a 27 year old, passionate, driven Doctor of Physical Therapy who is striving to surpass all of my goals and dreams in order to change the world one step at a time. I’ve been married to the love of my life for close to a year and cannot wait for many more! I was a ballet dancer for approximately 20 years and had to quit due to injuries, bringing me to my current career choice. I am ultimately interested in being able to treat the dancer population, incorporating my expertise in pelvic health as well as pain science education.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Kaylee Garrett Simmerman Facebook

Kaylee Garrett Simmerman Website

Smart Success PT Live

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Jun 25, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Lindsey McAlonan on advocacy. Lindsey McAlonan is the SPT Delegate in the Student Assembly and she wants to inspire students to find their passion within this profession. Most importantly, she has found the value of being an advocate for patients and the PT profession. She wants to challenge all students to take a step outside their comfort zone to educate people on physical therapy, continue to stay active in the APTA, and bring a positive change to the profession in order to enhance their experience.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Lindsey loves her position in the Student Assembly

-The difference between advocacy and policy

-Grassroots advocacy outlets to get involved in

-How to utilize the APTA Action App

-And so much more!

 

Advocating for physical therapists and patients is as easy as telling people about the benefits of physical therapy.   Simply, “Being able to tell people about what we do is advocacy.”

 

As the SPT Delegate, Lindsey welcomes student concerns as she states, “I want to be that voice for the students at the House of Delegates.”

 

For the most impactful advocacy, Lindsey recommends, “Bring a personal story.”

 

For more information on Lindsey:

Draw a circle that relates to your comfort zone, and then think about the outside of that circle, this is where the magic happens. I heard this quote from a physical therapist a couple years ago, and these words of wisdom have resonated with me ever since. I used that quote as a key to unlock my future on which PT school I should attend. I was faced with a decision to attend a school close to home in Kansas or find the courage and strength to move to Connecticut where I didn’t know or have anyone to support me. I knew these opportunities would lead me down different paths.

This decision has impacted me and helped me to become the best version of myself as a PT student. I currently serve as Secretary at Sacred Heart University, the VP of the CT Student Special Interest Group, and am a member of the Membership Project Committee. I was consistently pushed outside my comfort zone to pursue leadership opportunities and attend conferences, National Advocacy Dinners, and the Federal Advocacy Forum.

I am running for SPT Delegate to inspire students to find their passion within this profession. Most importantly, I have found the value of being an advocate for patients and the PT profession. I want to challenge all students to take a step outside their comfort zone to educate people on physical therapy, continue to stay active in the APTA, and bring a positive change to the profession in order to enhance their experience.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Lindsey McAlonan Twitter

APTA Action App

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Jun 21, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jesse Johnson joins me to discuss wealth and spirituality. Jesse is a success and mindset coach with a very unique approach to money and spirituality. She works with spiritual leaders, healers, and coaches to experience sales and their business as a spiritual process to earn significantly more money for their calling in life. Her clients create financial and creative abundance by dismantling the false beliefs they hold around wealth and taking action to bring money into their lives with integrity so they can serve at the highest level - no compromise, no self-sacrifice, no mediocrity, no poverty.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Four problems that block you from manifesting the wealth you want

-How to shift your mindset from a place of scarcity to a place of abundance

-Why it is difficult to assign personal responsibility and how it impacts your business

-How to create win-win situations to cultivate your own entrepreneurial growth

-And so much more!

 

Shifting your mindset allows you to find more creative solutions and then, “The whole universe of possibility is actually available to us.”

 

Aligning your values and goals is a powerful way for entrepreneurs to create wealth, otherwise, “People don’t actually allow themselves to want what they want and to know what they want.”

 

There is always a reason why you are not living with financial freedom. Jesse has found that, surprisingly, “Most people are either not charging enough or not selling enough.”

 

Designing win-win services breeds an environment of creativity and abundance and Jesse believes, “Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful spiritual practices there is.”

For more information on Jesse:

Jesse is a success and mindset coach with a very unique approach to money and spirituality. She works with spiritual leaders, healers, and coaches to experience sales and their business as a spiritual process to earn significantly more money for their calling in life. Her clients create financial and creative abundance by dismantling the false beliefs they hold around wealth and taking action to bring money into their lives with integrity so they can serve at the highest level - no compromise, no self-sacrifice, no mediocrity, no poverty.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jesse Johnson Coaching Website

Jesse Johnson Instagram

Jesse Johnson Facebook

Jesse Johnson LinkedIn

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Email: jjcsteam@gmail.com

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Jun 18, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Greg Todd, PT on mentorship. Greg Todd is the co-owner of Renewal Rehabilitation in Wesley Chapel and Hyde Park. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, and received his strength and conditioning certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2000. Greg now serves as a consultant for 12 (and counting) medical and technology companies and has lectured at numerous universities and nationally recognized seminars on his innovative business and technology strategies that he has used throughout his successful 15 year career.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is mentorship?

-Work and life time management trade-offs

-Some of Greg’s most challenging and rewarding experiences as a mentor

-Top qualities a mentor should possess

-And so much more!

 

With every decision you make, there will be other opportunities affected as Greg reminds, “Whatever you say yes to, you’re saying no to something else.”

 

Having been a mentor for hundreds of people, Greg has found that, “It’s amazing what happens when people jump.”

 

One of the most important qualities of a mentor is being a great listener because, “A mentor doesn’t tell people what to do.” Greg stresses, “If you can’t listen, then you will be really ineffective in your mentorship.”

 

For more information on Greg:

Greg Todd is the co-owner of Renewal Rehabilitation in Wesley Chapel and Hyde Park. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, and received his strength and conditioning certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2000. He has over 15 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. Greg is a board certified orthopedic certified specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, and has served as the official physical therapist for Saddlebrook Tennis and Golf Resorts for the past 10 years. He also works as a consultant for professional tennis players on the ATP and WTA tour. Greg is also an avid runner, and has completed four marathons, seven half-marathons, and numerous 5k races.

Over the past 10 years, Greg has grown his 2 private practices from 3 to 17 employees, and has had a 10% increase in net revenue for the past 8 consecutive years. He credits this to the amazing team culture of his company, using innovative marketing strategies, having a thorough understanding of the business of physical therapy and embracing the use of technology as a way to connect with more frequently with patients and build the brand of what makes physical therapists so vital and powerful to the healthcare industry.

Greg now serves as a consultant for 12 (and counting) medical and technology companies and has lectured at numerous universities and nationally recognized seminars on his innovative business and technology strategies that he has used throughout his successful 15 year career.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Greg Todd Website

Greg Todd Twitter

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Jun 14, 2018

LIVE from the Federal Advocacy Forum, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Jeremy Curtis on freedom of speech in the APTA. Jeremy Curtis is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Tennessee State University and President of the APTA Student Assembly.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why did Jeremy run for president of the student assembly?

-What Jeremy loves about the APTA

-Things the APTA can look to improve with new leadership

-Words of wisdom Jeremy shares regarding student advocacy

-And so much more!

 

Taking on a leadership role as a student is a large time commitment however Jeremy found he was passionate and, “The biggest thing for me was just wanting to create change and wanting to be a voice for minority students as well.”

 

Jeremy believes that the APTA can improve their representation as, “The population is becoming more diverse and we need to reflect that as well.”

 

Growing organizations should always strive for excellence and, “As a professional organization, we should be open to critiques and constructive criticism of ourselves.”

 

For more information on Jeremy:

The foundation of any profession is having an effective team to establish a vision, and to have the wherewithal to carry out the vision in an efficient manner. There also must be a productive leader in place that has a clear plan that he believes will have a positive effect on those that he is slated to serve. Virtually, an effective leader must know the way, go the way and lead the way. As class president, I have been able to hone and practice my leadership skills. I focus on open communication, proactivity, and practicing ethical standards. I am also a leader that is involved beyond the status quo. In 2016, I served as the Student Government Affairs Liaison for Tennessee. The opportunity to attend the Federal Advocacy Forum increased my yearning for professional knowledge. These opportunities have molded my communication skills when speaking about the profession. It is imperative to relay the positives about the profession in an understandable manner to outside professionals. Additionally, I hope to aid in the fight against student debt. Soaring costs of education, without linear advancements in income, has the potential to be a deleterious issue. Now is the time to combat this issue, and I plan to continue the fight that the SABoD has initiated. Additionally, I would like to aid in creating initiatives for financial growth for the PT-PAC. We are the future and it is our duty to invest now to ensure the steady growth of the profession. Thank you for your consideration.

 

For more information on Jenna:

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: aptasa.president@gmail.com

APTA Student Assembly Facebook

Jeremy Curtis Twitter

Jeremy Curtis LinkedIn

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

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